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September 2010 Blog Posts (80)

the rants of a black trucker

I'm the new black. or maybe im the old black from back in the day when we cared about what came out of our mouths. Now and days us as a people is so scared to step out the box that the white man ( and some rich blackman) put us in, that we rather stay in a ghetto our whole life and never think of getting out.

we dont belong here we never did but we been here so long, our real home dont even except us anymore. they call us mixed up, not pure. who would thought that the day…


Added by kenneth mosley on September 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Big Money Real Street, BMX Comp!

Big money and real action took place this month when some of the dopest BMX riders took over NY for Dah Rail Jam skate competition on 12th & Ave A. The event was hosted by none other than our boy, Tyrone Williams for a three round knock out of exhibition,… Continue

Added by APX on September 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Duck Sauce's Viral Video Feat. Santigold, Pharrell, Vampire Weekend, ?uestlove, Kanye West...

Oh stop lying, you know you've always fantasized about a feel-good dance track about Barbra Streisand with a video featuring Santigold, Pharrell Wiliams, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, ?uestlove, Kanye West... and a terrible Barbra Streisand impersonator. Well, Duck Sauce DJ/producers A-Trak and Armand Van Helden just made your dream come true! They've invited some of their well-known friends to appear in their delirious vid,… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on September 29, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Top 5 Anti-Gay Ministers Accused Of Being Homosexual

Bishop Eddie Long is not the first preacher who ranted against homosexuality, who in turn was accused of being gay. There have been several others, all who have been accused of carrying out homosexual affairs in the bedroom, while raging against gays in the pulpit. Here are 5 ministers who preached against homosexuality in public yet were accused of indulging in homosexuality in private.

Top 5 Anti-Gay…

Added by The Establishment on September 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

Cerebral Ballzy Tour: A Punk Storm Barreling Through the US, Canada & Europe

Hide your jewels, skate punk rabble-rousers Cerebral Ballzy are about to hit cities in the US, Canada and Europe. 17 new tour dates have been announced so far (see full schedule below). And if you don't know who the hell Cerebral Ballzy are (shame!), scroll down to check out their video and download their free mixtape. Punks!

- Lou C-D…


Added by AFROPUNK on September 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Afro-punk crashes Virgin Mobile Music Fest!!! Day 2

After getting their 9AM wake up call, the Afro-punk volunteer members and bands headed downstairs of the Sheraton Hotel to meet up and get ready to head to the Virgin Mobile Music Fest. Some people got some breakfast while others picked up their tickets for the days festival before getting on the bus to head out.

Afro-punk crashes Virgin Mobile Music Fest!!!…

Added by AFROPUNK on September 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The nose Knows

Got my nose pierced on friday, right after Juma

(just so you know: I'm Muslim. Juma is our friday prayers. Jews have Sabbath, Christians have Sundays)

Anyways, I had my lip pierced at one point, but I was constantly messing with it so it swelled to the point it look like I got Botox and punched out at…

Added by Halwah Ali on September 28, 2010 at 10:57am — No Comments

Ask a Witch/Ask Black Witch

I have known this man on and off as a friend of my son's father. This summer things got very serious between us very fast, you know, "I love you", "I will never break your heart." Guess what he did. I don't know why and I can only guess but my heart is in so many pieces and I find it hard to concentrate. I am 48 years old and you think I would know better. Never had a clue. Mother of his 20 year old son I guess the bonds are hard to break but I did not even know. Should I let this go?… Continue

Added by Black Witch on September 27, 2010 at 10:08pm — No Comments

The Kominas: Unwillingly Becoming The New Faces Of "Muslim Punk"

Afro-punk members The Kominas have been on our radar for a while now, and their talent is starting to be recognized around the world. Most notably with Live sessions for the BBC, and features in major TV shows, presenting them as the new faces of "islamic punk" or "muslim punk". Lead singer Basim Usmani abhors the term, as it makes it sound like they want to force their religion down the listeners' throats. Granted, with… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on September 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Afro-punk crashes Virgin Mobile Music Fest!!! Day 1

Sometimes shit's just too cool to be true. Try telling someone that if they volunteered for a couple of hours in support of youth homelessness awareness that they would receive an all expense paid trip to the Virgin Mobile Music Festival in Baltimore, MD. Trust me, they will look at you like you're the creep that sends them those lotto prize e-mails from Africa. Well, Afro-punk recently partnered with Virgin Mobile to set up a series of parties and volunteer events to spread…

Added by AFROPUNK on September 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Memorials Reveal New Songs + Play Show With Fishbone

As you may know, The Memorials are one of the rock bands we're really excited about right now. Led by ex-The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen, they first caught our attention with their banging single 'West Coast'. And now they're revealing new tracks from their upcoming album (to be released independently on November 23rd). Take a listen below, and stay tuned… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on September 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

M.I.A. National Tour (with Special Guest Rye Rye)

M.I.A. is currently on a national U.S. tour with the first artist signed to her N.E.E.T. Records label, 19-year-old Rye Rye.


Sat. Sep 25 Washington DC – @ V fest (M.I.A without Rye Rye)

Sun. Sep 26 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

Mon. Sep 27 New York, NY – Terminal 5

Wed. Sep 29 Chicago, IL – Vic

Thu. Sep 30 Chicago, IL – Vic

Sun. Oct 3 Ithaca, NY – Cornell University

Mon. Oct 04 Boston, MA – Royale Nightclub


Added by AFROPUNK on September 25, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Stream: Opera, Rock and Pop Collide In Sye Spence's Mad Mad World

With influences ranging from Kate Bush & Tina Turner to Freddy Mercury & Madonna, New York-based artist Sye Spence isn't playing when it comes to expressing herself through music. Her EP 'Mad Mad World' is a reflection of her genre-bending approach. Pop, rock, opera, all come together in this intense, raw and highly personal record. She had us at "I'll show you who the fuck I am", lyrics from her single "A Merican Dream". Stream all the songs below (to get your… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on September 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

LISTEN: D'Angelo & Mark Ronson Collab On "Glass Mountain Trust"

If you've been wondering where the hell D'Angelo has been, here's a little something that you might like. Producer Mark Ronson (Amy Whinehouse, Gnarls Barkley) is about to release an album on September 27th, which will feature a cut with D'Angelo. Take a listen below and tell us what you think! Ronson has also announced that he's currently working on D'Angelo's next record, giving hope to the singer's fans who've been waiting 10 years since the release of his 'Voodoo' album.… Continue

Added by AFROPUNK on September 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

Really?! Tea Party Attempting To Recruit Blacks With "DiverseTea" Program

From our partners at Newsone (via

"FreedomWorks, the big daddy of the tea party-sponsoring organizations, is the latest to make an attempt at shedding the movement's all-white image. The group recently announced DiverseTea, a targeted advertising and outreach campaign aimed at extending the tea party's reach into minority communities.…

Added by AFROPUNK on September 24, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Wtf, Afro-Punk Hairstyles on eHow??

Alternative black trends must be getting recognized if eHow just published a "how to" guide for African-American punk hairstyles. Making reference to music artists from Roscoe Dash to Busta Rhymes, the post gives some tips on how to create a funky, yet functional look. The funny thing is that the post uses terms like, "asymmetrics" and "jazzy mohawk" in a technical manner. Now, it really brings to question the race of the person who… Continue

Added by Safety Pins on September 24, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Punk in Kenya, No Limits Moving Forward

It's no secret that American rock musicians looking to expand their sound frequently mine African music for inspiration (hello Vampire Weekend, The Talking Heads, and Paul Simon). And despite the recent popularity of African hip-hop and pop music, American audiences' knowledge of African rock tends to begin and end… Continue

Added by Sound Check on September 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Tattoo of the week: A Comic Book Marvel

It's shiny. It's oily. Yummm, the smell of a fresh tattoo, all petroleum jellied out announcing it's newness and permanence. This week we had to feature the new tattoo from Mitchell Douglas, who recently got the comic book character, Luke Cage of Marvel on his upper arm with plans to develop it into a full sleeve. Mitchell said he got the Marvel character because his admiration of comics ability to stretch his…

Added by Safety Pins on September 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments


Katende Patrick sits with a friend on the floor, absentmindedly rotating a few tiny rocks in his hand. They are pieces in a makeshift game of Parcheesi that the two have made out of a scrap of paper. Both of the boys are in the throes of malaria, so they speak slowly, but Patrick talks with an eloquence and calm that belie his 13 years of age. This is the Kampiringisa Rehabilitation Centre, Uganda’s only juvenile-detention facility.…


Added by The Establishment on September 22, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Elle Magazine Causes Controversy By Lightening “Precious” Star Gabourey Sidibe?

From our partners at Newsone:

"The UK Telegraph is reporting about a controversy brewing over Elle Magazine’s cover with Precious star, Gabourey Sidibe. The magazine has been accused of…

Added by AFROPUNK on September 22, 2010 at 1:26pm — 10 Comments

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